If you’re looking for romance and adventure, Salzburg is an ideal destination. With its picturesque landscape and fascinating culture, it’s easy to see why Salzburg has long been a sought-after spot for romantic getaways. And what better way to experience all that Salzburg has to offer than by staying in one of its romantic hotels? From luxury suites overlooking stunning lakeside views to cozy boutique hideaways tucked away among quaint cobblestone streets, there’s something for every kind of couple.
Popular honeymoon hotels in Salzburg include the Schloss Mönchstein, a 5-star hotel with a spa and panoramic views of the city, and the Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a traditional luxury hotel located in the heart of the old town. Read on to discover some of our top picks for romantic hotels in Salzburg!
Romantik Hotel Gersberg Alm: City Mountain Retreat
One of my top picks for romantic hotels in Salzburg is Romantik Hotel Gersberg Alm. It’s all in the name, and in the case of Romantik Hotel Gersberg Alm, the first word says it all, “romantic.” When searching for honeymoon hotels in Salzburg, this hotel must be considered. Located on Gaisberg, one of the three city mountains of Salzburg, the Alpine-inspired Romantik supports the romantic setting with views of Salzburg from a distance.
Halfway up on Gaisberg, Gersbergalm is the ideal starting point to climb the mountain’s peak but at the same time is central enough to venture down to the old town in 15 minutes by bus 151 or by car.
The amenities at the hotel include a refreshing outdoor pool with a sun terrace, a sauna area, and a space for sunbathing. The lovebirds have access to an outdoor pool, a tranquil location for reflection, and free Wi-Fi to stay connected with friends and family.
Dining is a pleasure at the Romantik hotel, with an onsite chef and creative culinary staff to please the pickiest palate. Guests also have access to tennis courts and a sauna area. The heart of Salzburg is just 15 minutes away, with various dining and shopping venues, local parks and tourist attractions, tours, and seven golf courses nearby.
Schloss Leopoldskron: Relive The Sound of Music
Another recommended romantic hotel in Salzburg is Schloss Leopoldskron. This is the place to be if you’re looking for a romantic spot in Salzburg. Set on a lake and surrounded by gardens, it’s like stepping back into an era of Baroque grandeur.
As one of the premier honeymoon hotels in Salzburg, Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron is the destination for couples planning to marry, those celebrating a wedding anniversary, and those wanting to renew their vows. It’s the perfect setting. The palace was built in 1736 and is one of Salzburg’s most iconic landmarks. But the palace’s history doesn’t end in the baroque era. It was the birthplace of the Salzburg Festival and, yes, in 1965, one of the filming locations for The Sound of Music.
The palace hotel offers 12 suites for guests searching for a romantic destination that would create memories of a lifetime. Be sure to book a suite rather than a standard room if you want to stay at the palace itself. Standard rooms are in a side building! Guests can choose from a standard, superior, or premium suite with views that include Untersberg mountain, the garden area of the castle, or the Hohensalzaburg fortress, depending on the type of suite chosen.
Upon arrival, guests receive fresh flowers and fruit before being taken to their well-appointed suite. From the wood floorings and tall windows to the ornate ceilings, each suite is meticulously fitted with vintage furnishings plus assorted amenities, such as a refrigerator, a safe, flat-screen TV, and plush bathrobes and slippers. For guests’ convenience, a full breakfast is served daily in the palace’s ballroom. After dining, enjoy a stroll in the palace park and reenact scenes from the Sound of Music.
Schloss Mönchstein: Experience the Height of Luxury
Located in the heart of Salzburg, the Hotel Schloss Monchstein’s architectural design and stunning beauty stand out from the crowd. Mönchstein is one of Salzburg’s most expensive hotels, but for a reason. It was awarded the best castle hotel in the world in 2018.
The luxury hotel offers elegant and classically designed rooms and suites. Each features contemporary styling and streamlined furnishings set amid calming interiors. Expansive windows provide ample lighting to highlight the dark red accents of the room’s accessories, while the inviting terraces offer a private sanctuary where guests can relax. Enhance your stay with a visit to the hotel’s spa, where a steam bath, Finnish sauna, relaxation zone, and holistic treatments await. Guests can unwind in the outdoor infinity pool or take advantage of state-of-the-art exercise equipment for a complete workout.
Guests’ dining experiences are taken to another level of culinary delights at The Glass Garden gourmet, a Michelin-starred restaurant constructed within the Chrysolite Aqua Tower, allowing panoramic views of Salzburg in all directions. If a light bite meal and creative cocktails are on the agenda, the Apollo Bar resides inside the glass and steel structure, detailed with exquisite lighting, impressive furnishings, and colorful views. Nearby attractions for daytime adventures include the Fortress Hohensalzburg, Cathedral Square, and all the other historical places in the old town. The old town is a short hike, a cab ride or a walk, and an elevator ride away. Mönchstein is in the city but on top of mount Mönchsberg, one of the city mountains.
Hotel Gmachl: Romance in the Village of Bergheim
Quaint, quiet, and cozy is what guests interested in a romantic stay can expect at Hotel Gmachl, located in the village of Bergheim, 7 kilometers from the Old Town of Salzburg. A stay at Gmachl provides beautifully detailed rooms and suites with modern furnishings complemented by wood accents. Each room projects a sense of unassuming elegance. From a sunlit studio to a suite with a garden view, the hotel caters to various individual tastes and preferences. At the hotel, unwind at the DorfSpa, relax by a fire in one of the quiet rooms, take a dip in the natural bathing pool in the garden, enjoy the breakfast buffet, play a game of tennis, tee off at nearby golf courses, or explore the area and the many scenic paths using one of the hotel’s rental bikes.
At Gmachl, guests stay replenished at the hotel bar with refreshing libations and refueled with a palate-pleasing menu in the Genuss-Garden. There is also the opportunity to visit and sample the village brewery for a taste of Zwickel light or dark beer. Spend the day in Salzburg at points of interest, such as the Salzburg Cathedral, touring Hohensalzburg Fortress, or on one of our Free Walking Tours and shopping on Getreidegasse Street. During the summer, there’s the multi-week cultural Salzburg Festival.
Genussdorf Gmachl is also one of my favorite Spa and Wellness Hotels in and around Salzburg.
Hotel Stein: Romance in the Heart of Salzburg
For romantic hotels in Salzburg, where adults are the focus and romance is the goal, the Hotel Stein is a prime destination for what a couple needs to enjoy all-in-one personalized service, comfort, convenience, and assorted amenities. The adults-only hotel is situated in the Old Town of Salzburg along the banks of the Salzach River overlooking the historic cityscape. With its convenient location, couples can enjoy the many points of interest, such as Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Mozart’s Birthplace, and the Salzburg Cathedral, or roam around discovering contemporary art on the Walk of Modern Art. Plus, our Free Walking Tour meeting point is 50 meters from the hotel. Restaurants and quaint cafes are less than a five-minute walk from the hotel. There are plenty of shopping venues, too, such as the Swarovski Boutique, Louis Vuitton, and The Designer Outlet.
The hotel offers a luxurious atmosphere, from traditional rooms or suites, each with an individual color scheme, designer furniture, and stylish accessories. From the suites, guests can take in the city view or savor the flavor of exquisite cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails at the rooftop restaurant and bar. Available convenience amenities include a minibar, an espresso maker, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and an in-room safe. Comfort-wise, guests can relax in the deep soaking bathtub, sleep late using the blackout drapes, and take advantage of room service. Hotel Stein blends its old-world history and elegant charm seamlessly with modern touches, providing guests with an exceptional experience.
With its unique style and the great view overlooking the Salzach river and all of Salzburg’s landmarks, Hotel Stein also makes it into my list of favorite boutique hotels in Salzburg as well as my list of hotels with a view in Salzburg.